Storybook Boxers is located in Elk River, Minnesota. Elk
Deer by the pond
Deer by the pond
River is close to the Mississippi River and our home is surrounded by woods, meadows and ponds. With no other homes in view our Boxers are accustomed to sharing the terrain with wildlife all around.

In only 15 short years our dog hobby transformed from being novices in the obedience ring to winning the first Flyball Dog
Skip and Linda
Skip and Linda Abel
Degree for a Boxer to breeding the Number One Working Dog in 2000, and the nation’s number five Dog All-Breeds! With a few exceptions, Skip has handled all our homebred champions to their titles gathering several group ones along the way. His second group one was with a puppy dog out of our first litter, Ch. Storybook’s Happily Evr After. At the Minneapolis Kennel Club show in November of 1994 this puppy dog went from the puppy class to Best in Breed to a Group One. A tough way to get a major, but that was “Bogey’s” way!

Our breeding program began by taking us across the country in search of that perfect foundation bitch. After two years searching and about to give up, a friend and handler, Dave Gray and his wife Cindy, introduced us to a breeder who just happened to have an 11 week old flashy brindle bitch available. We decided to take a look and fell in love with our soon to be foundation bitch, American/Canadian Champion Showline’s Storytime. Appropriately named “Story” because of her deep black eyes that told us stories everyday of how she couldn’t possibly have done that terrible naughty deed because just look at how innocent she looked!

At 2 years, 1 month old “Story” finished at the Missouri
Valley Boxer Club Specialty Show under Irene Bivin. She then went on to win her Canadian championship in one weekend as well as a Canadian Group 1, which garnered her an invitation to the Canadian Classic, reserved for those dogs winning Group One’s in Canada. About three weeks into her first and only whelp, “Story” shined on that special night in Canada and was the only bitch to place in that elite Canadian Classic group ring coming home with a Group 3.

When “Story” was bred to American/Canadian Champion Golden Haze Tuxedo, SOM, LOM, she whelped 6 beautiful puppies in the late fall of 1993. Three from that litter finished, owner handled by Skip. And that was the beginning!


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